Anse Riffiet

One of the longer beaches in Guadeloupe, Anse Riffiet offers plenty of room for visitors, though mostly serves the residential area around the beach. Nonetheless, anyone looking to escape the crowds will find the beach more than sufficient.

Located in Rifflet, 1.2 miles northwest of Cafeiere, Anse Riffiet is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You might want whether or not you are staying nearby. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may really like a visit to Anse Riffiet. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach

As the main Northern Coastal Highway: N-2, passes through Riffiet, a road to the West will take you right to the beach. If staying in Riffiet, you could probably walk, though anywhere else a care will be needed.

Amenities and Ambiance

Encased by walls of trees on three sides, and wavy water on the fourth, Anse Riffiet gives the feeling of seclusion even though you are just feet from neighborhoods and communities.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Anse Riffiet. There are a lot of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Guadeloupe, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially memorable. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Anse Riffiet.

Off the beaten path, Anse Riffiet and its availability of amenities are a safe choice for tourists that hope to be free from the crowded shores, as it happens to be located inside a calm part of Deshaies. So the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby


Anse Riffiet is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You can stay at the nearby Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal, it can be found a mile to the northeast, and is one of the most conveniently located hotels near Anse Riffiet, despite the lack of additional attractions in the region.

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Basse-Terre to Anse Riffiet is Rifflet. This interesting part of Basse-Terre is just a quarter mile from the shore, meaning it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This area of Guadeloupe is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


How many other people you encounter at Anse Riffiet will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Boobooj’s. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in salads.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse Riffiet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 1.9 mi. S
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 2.0 mi. S
Le Coin des Pecheurs (059) 028-4775 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Le Mahina (059) 088-9538 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Pizzeria Gwada'Yolo (059) 083-4337 Italian Very Casual 2.0 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Anse Riffiet.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse du Petit Bas Vent, which is located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Anse Riffiet is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Guadeloupe you might like.


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